Saint Louis’ Tuitele says he’s a Husky

Saint Louis' Faatui Tuitele won three state championships and one player of the year award before heading off to Washington. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

He is not doing any interviews for now, but the state’s top-rated college football recruit has made a choice.

Saint Louis senior Faatui Tuitele announced on social media Sunday night that he has committed to Washington. The 6-foot-4, 299-pound Saint Louis senior has scholarship offers from 39 schools.

He is the No. 42 overall prospect in the country and No. 4 at his position according to

Tuitele joins an impressive class out of Hawaii headed to Washington. Kahuku linebacker Miki Ah You, Kaimuki defensive tackle Sama Paama, Kapolei offensive lineman Julius Buelow and Punahou kicker Tim Horn have all committed to the Huskies.

Players can sign as soon as next month.

Tuitele and Ah You were the only juniors to make the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State first team last season on defense.

Updated Hawaii high school football recruiting list.


  1. Education First November 18, 2018 10:46 pm

    As NOTES would say, “STL stole this kid from our community! Cal Lee recruited him! His aunty’s, cousin’s, sister’s, mother’s, mailman’s former roommate was born and raised in Kahuku. So that makes him family! And that makes him ours!”

    On the real, good job young man! Best of luck to you in Seattle, uce!

  2. Kamehameha #! November 19, 2018 6:35 am

    The only reason he would pick UW or Alabama is he’s afraid to compete! I hope its just a rumor but Why wouldn’t you go to where the best go?

  3. Education First November 19, 2018 7:01 am

    @Kamehameha, there are many factors that could have persuaded him to choose UW. First of all is environment. Maybe he prefers the West Coast. Next, maybe he feel more comfortable with the UW coaching staff and the defensive schemes they run. Also, UW is ranked higher academically than Alabama. And there are so many other factors.

    There are hundreds of players all over the country who choose other top 25 programs versus Alabama.. Alabama, while arguably the most successful program in terms of national titles isn’t always the best choice for each player.

    If he was afraid to compete, I am pretty confident that 39 schools wouldn’t have offered him.

  4. Homer November 19, 2018 8:42 am

    I really could care less where these kids end up if they don’t pick the home team!

  5. ??? November 19, 2018 10:21 am

    Good Luck🤙🏽

  6. Robocop November 19, 2018 11:21 am

    You guys talking trash is unreal. He’s afraid to compete???? Maybe he made his decision on the school instead of the football team?!?!?!?! Maybe UW offers courses that Bama does not? Maybe he just felt more comfortable in Washington than in the other states during his visits??? Damn you guys talking trash are just crappy humans.

  7. ToppDoggs November 19, 2018 4:42 pm

    Roll Saints Roll! You my friend Faatui Tuitele are a gentleman!

  8. notes November 19, 2018 5:02 pm

    Congrats sole!

    Hey @edufirst aka mr punahou, yeah you, can i continue to use my screen name “notes” without you hijacking it and making up trash tryna put words in this red raider4Lifes mouth?? You imitate so hard u still seem to have my name stuck in yo mout like u wanna b a redraider cause u sked to claim your own almamater, its ok if u fefe#1 with no identity or legacy, auwe! what a character u are!

    Tuitele and AhYou at udub what an opportunity! go gettum boys!

  9. Education First November 19, 2018 9:02 pm

    @notes, aka anywaays. You are such a fool. There is no way I can hijack or use your screen name. I don’t speak imbecile.

    Go back to your original username of anywaaays and keep bashing STL. And stop pretending you are from Kahuku. You are from Waialua you fool.

  10. Hammer November 19, 2018 10:42 pm

    Main thing he’s happy and going to the college of his choice for free that’s awesome good luck to all athletes

  11. suspense November 20, 2018 6:52 am

    USC is ranked higher academically than UW.

  12. notes November 20, 2018 6:53 am

    hahaahaaa, edufirst mad! if u cant handle the internet stay off it! I thought we chased u away lastyear, I guess u felt less then a man imitating my name posting as a fake “notes”. You fell into my trap and are now trying to man up by coming back out with you real id “edufirst”.

    i only post facts and u cant handle the facts that the ilh is doing the same thing college sports is doing to athletes…using them. i speak out for the under priviledged public school kids but you put them down calling them dumb cavemen with no education, and u protect the private schools bcuz your job and programs depend on familys paying for tuition to school and services u are part of. chump!

  13. Izzz statue!!! November 20, 2018 8:49 am

    Dang whoever Coach Pete have recruiting in Hawai’i is sure paying off. I believe last year they also landed that Zion kid from pearl city. But i think this year they hit the jackpot with 3 defensive studs. Tui, miki and paama these 3 have a chance to play in the league.

  14. Boolakanaka November 20, 2018 12:18 pm

    Hmmmn, Bama has a great great football program, and not much else. The state is pretty poor and the school itself is just marginal. Seattle and Udub are highly ranked at once from an Economics, beauty, and very highly regarded in general.In short, if you are just aiming at football, you have missed much of the bigger picture of life. Coming from a former bow…

  15. Kamehameha #! November 20, 2018 2:14 pm

    There is nothing good about UW and Seattle! That city stinks and their football teams (Seattle, UW) stinks. Who wants to wear a purple uniform? If you gonna go PAC 12 and academic is your #1 reason, Hello, Have you ever heard of Stanford, Cal Berkley? After you watch WASSU beat the purple out of them this week, you better find somewhere else to go. Gabriel is going Georgia for crying out loud!

  16. The CHURCH is TRUE! November 21, 2018 12:43 am


    Why so mad?!?! You so angry at a kid who chose a school that BEST FITS HIM. Hopefully 1 day you’ll get a scholarship of your dreams and you’ll get to go there. Smh. Lol Who knows HCC, KCC, LCC might come knocking at your door soon. Shoot you might even get to go to OCCC! lmao Oh wait you been there B4 a couple of times lol. So just relax Tampax and support our STUDENT athletes all over the island

  17. Kamehameha #! November 21, 2018 5:13 am

    I Mad Brah! Kale Aho the #1 LB recruit in the Nation last year committed to UW and enrolled there for two weeks. He was there two weeks before he realized he just made the biggest mistake of his life and transferred to Alabama. He’s backing upK two all American who will be first rd. draft picks this year and he’ll be next in line to be the next first rd. draft! But then again, these guys were 5 stars like Tua.

  18. Boolakanaka November 21, 2018 9:06 am

    Kamehameha sounds like all the erudite wisdom of someone who has a total of two semesters of community college and is still living at their moms hale—and as well, someone who never really played the game.

  19. Kamehameha #! November 21, 2018 12:42 pm

    “Boolakanaka” I am just stating my opinion and you don’t have to be rude! But then again, I might be lying! Don’t believe everything you see on line!

  20. HailFromDaNorth November 21, 2018 4:42 pm

    Good luck, Chris Peterson got some top recruits out of the 808. Him, miki and the kaimuki kid is gonna tear it up!!

  21. Pua Lane November 25, 2018 1:12 pm

    Husky D-line Coach Ikaika Malloe hard at work for UW in the 808. Malloe has visited numerous local high schools, but unfortunately heard that he could not proceed due to their grades. Lesson is to take care of business in the classroom, boys!

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